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Poster: Grateful Rat Date: Aug 18, 2011 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Dicks Picks

I remember a thread regarding this a bit ago but I cant remember how to search the Posts. Can I get a bit of help here? Thanks.

Also I see a mini Europe 72 is being offered(only 2 discs???) Probably have to pick that up

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Poster: deadjunkie Date: Aug 18, 2011 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Vol.2 (10/31/71)

The first one I bought, and one of my favorite versions of Dark Star.

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Poster: JB Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

try this
http://www.archive.org/post/149465/dicks-picks-12-or-18

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Poster: JB Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

or this...
http://www.archive.org/post/338431/what-would-you-say-are-essential-dps-etc

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Don't know about that thread...

Its really hard to say...
4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 23, 28, 32, 35, 36 are my favorites. But I listen to them all quite frequently. Each has its own gems, some more precious than others.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 18, 2011 10:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

I agree this is rather subjective and dependent upon which eras you're partial to. I think it's safe to say that 4 and 8 are two of the very best, seeing as they're both probably the finest performances of 1970 and considered by most Deadheads to be in the Top 10 all-time best shows.

Here's what I consider to be the best:

1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 26, 28, 29, 31, 34, and 36

31 is my current favorite of these, though this does vary quite a bit.

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-08-19 05:22:07

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Aug 19, 2011 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

I don't have a favorite but the mix on the "82" Alpine one is awful. The bass is saturated if I remember correctly. I guess if I were to pick a favorite it would either be the double "77" box which includes the Atlanta show or the "72" Academy of Music show.

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Poster: easemysoul Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

I will always hold Dick's Picks, Vol. 1: Tampa, FL 12/19/1973 dear to my heart since I remember the very day I got that number like it was yesterday...and 1993 is a long time ago in relative terms. I ordered it and had it sent via US Postal and man was I stoked when the mail lady showed up that day!

on that note, if you have yet to enter the world of Dick's Picks Volume "Anything" then I suggest you might as well begin at good 'ol #1. Why not? Makes sense in a sort of way doesn't it? I can tell you that no matter what you chose to do in the end that you will not be disappointed, as they're all good in my book. And like wisconsindead said, all the gems have their moments. It's the Dead afterall, so how could one go wrong? No decision I ever made regarding The Magnificent Seven was ever a bad decision.

Here's another idea. Where I live we have a book store that lets you listen to CD's on headphones thru the packaging. They give you like a 20 second clip of each song. I like going there and listening to all the Dick's Picks and if there's enough cash in my wallet, and if the wind is just right...I'll walk away with the one that suited my fancy the most on that particular day. Which is another point. One day one show may be better to you or move you more than the next day. My experience with the Grateful Dead is that the music moves me based on the day I hear it. One day I feel one thing or hear one particular jam that moves me more or less than the last time or the next time I hear that same jam...know where I'm getting at?

I guess I'm saying that basically it's all good...all the time and you can't go wrong with the good 'ol Grateful Dead!

Peace!

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Aug 18, 2011 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Buy these, then make your own disc.
http://tinyurl.com/2567xy6

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Aug 19, 2011 2:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Your totally positive post does me good. I love 19.

Peace to you.

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Poster: easemysoul Date: Aug 19, 2011 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Right on deyzof49...thanks a lot!

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Aug 18, 2011 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Not sure about the "best" but I love the 2/13/70 show they produced, from the Intro by Zacharle "The Goddam Grateful Dead!" to the set it is probably my favorite or the 68 picks from the Dream Bowl maybe sorry i don't have the discs in front of me I am at work, but those two do it for me, but there are a lot of good ones though

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Poster: unacat Date: May 12, 2013 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

It was great to hear Zacharle introducing the Dead. He lived in my neighborhood on Long island in the late 60's and really did up his large and nice old and wooded home for Halloween. It was a must stop trick or treat as he would answer the door. Nice memory. The Dead did have a unique group of friends and fans.......hell I loved 'em!

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 18, 2011 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

best performance?

Dick's Picks Vol 3 Sportatorium Pembroke Pines May 22, 1977 and probably the worst recording.

best recording?

One from the Vault Great American Music Hall San Francisco August 13th, 1975 and probably one of the ten greatest Grateful Dead performances of all time?

Blues for Allah rules!

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Aug 19, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Top 5:

DP14 (12/2/73 and 11/30/73): 2nd set of 12/2/73 is my all-time favorite. The DP is flawed because it splits it onto two discs and disrupts a perfect segue, so listen to the AUD on the archive as well.

DP8 (5/2/70): One of the most famous shows of all time for good reason, great acoustic set and truly incredible jamming on everything in the electric set.

DP16 (11/8/69): Possibly the wildest jam-medley setlist of all time. A thermonuclear psychedelic explosion.

DP12 (6/26/74 and 6/28/74): Superlative Wall of Sound shows with the greatest China->Rider ever played.

DP4 (2/13/70 and 2/14/70): Legendary Fillmore East shows that no Deadhead can be without.

Bonus Road Trips recommendation - Vol 2 no. 2 (2/14/68): The "in honor of Cowboy Neal" show, another mandatory essential.

This post was modified by bkidwell on 2011-08-19 20:17:51

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 20, 2011 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

here here bkidwell. I 100% agree. Though I yet to see the light for 2/14/68. I think its good, but not mindblowing. Give it a year... hehe

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Aug 21, 2011 1:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

Best bang for the buck (1 CD): DP 2. The performance is off the rails. And the Charlie Miller transfer of the first set (i.e., the outtakes) is a better recording than the official release: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-10-31.sbd.miller.79011.sbeok.flac16.

...__[8]o

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Poster: ganges Date: Aug 18, 2011 10:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

http://www.archive.org/post/52705/the-best-of-dicks-picks

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Poster: piles70 Date: Aug 18, 2011 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

I like DP 1, 2, 4(search out both shows in their entirety) 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28 and 36.
I haven't listened to all of them though so a lot of it will depend on which era you want to start in.

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Poster: yesss! Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

my top 5

5 (12/26/79) - excellent UJB and shakedown>UJB reprise encore.

12 (6/26-28/74) - epic chinacat intro and really amazing LIG jam.

18 (2/3-5/78) - has my favorite keith-era scarlet>fire.

28 (2/26-28/73) - probably my most listened to. super tight and energetic.

31 (8/4-6/74) - more amazing summer '74. 4 discs worth.

and it isn't a dick's pick, but i love "one from the vault" as well.


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Poster: BornEasement Date: Aug 19, 2011 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dicks Picks

I LOVE # 31. An audience recording of August 6, 1974's playin-scarlet-playin is what sold me on the dead, and when I periodically return to it, I'm never dissappointed with the whole performance. I only wish they had included the other jam from that day:

Sugar Magnolia->
He's Gone->
Truckin'->
Spanish Jam->
The Other One->
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad->
Sunshine Daydream

Curious... does a matrix exist of this?

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